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Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by Bob Dammit, Mar 9, 2010.

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    This started in another thread and has evolved into its own problem. I flashed the ESE53 sbf, and planned on installing BB v0.7. The sbf flash went through, but it broke root, and trying to apply the root update patch isnt working. Any ideas?

    --Install from sdcard...
    Finding update package...
    Opening update package..
    Verifying update package...
    E:EOCD marker occurs after start of EOCD
    E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted


    Firmware version:
    2.1-update1

    Baseband version:
    C_01.3E03P

    Kernel version:
    2.6.29-omap1-gb5cd919
    android-build@apa26 #1

    Build number:
    voles-userdebug 2.1-update1 ESE53 25914 test-keys
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    Re: [Release] Droid 2.1 ESE53 SBF file

    Warning: This file will completely wipe your phone, unroot it and overwrite the stock recovery image and is NOT the official release version of 2.1 for the Droid. If you flash this file you will be unable to return to a previous rootable 2.0.1 version without using one of the other SBF files. This build DOES have Live Wallpapers and the 2.1 Launcher.

    Back to the drawing board. 2.0.1 was rootable, right?
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    Yes, back to 2.0.1 and use a nandroid backup to get onto a custom 2.1 ROM. That's how it has to be done right now.

    Did you not read/understand what the sbf file does before you used it?
    Do you have a better understanding of it now?
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    [hang head in shame]Yeah, I read everything but the bold print.[/hang head in shame]
    On the upside, the rsd lite is a nice program. :icon_ banana:
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    The ESE53 sbf is very rootable. But yeah, if you aren't familiar with the internal workings of Android, leave it be, and use a custom ROM. :)
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    Im more that willing to learn, but finding that information isnt as easy as I thought it was. I guess I just dont know where to look yet.
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    Just slap my a$$ and call me Sally. I just got everything back to normal, flashed BB v0.7, fired the droid back up, and Im running Ultimate Droid 6.0. That sucks! I couldnt even flash the current nandroid of the wrong ROM. :icon_evil:
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    You gotta use the magicandroidapps method. And also, what's weird is ese53 already has root via adb shell, but NOT via terminal on the actual phone.

    So having root in adb shell allows you to flash sprecovery, and THEN apply the update.zip root. Then you have to push the su file over to the phone....and chmod it....

    And then you will be completely rooted.

    PS: thanx to adrynalyne with helping me out with the exact order of that process
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    Thanks nate. Ill have to play later, I was having all kinds of issues today, from corrupted drivers all the way to installing the wrong rom. I couldnt even abd into my droid at one point today.
    Ive had to uninstall and reinstall drivers, flash the sbf twice, back up, format, and restore my sd card, and now Im about to try to flash BB v0.7. Im just about done "Droiding"* for the day.

    *"Droiding" -(verb) the act of compulsively modding ones Droid excessively, to the point of losing track of time, usually measured in hours.

    Hell, If "unfriend" can make Websters, I can get "Droiding" in there next year!
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    Im trying to stay away from the magicandroidapps method. I am playing with an update.zip I modified.

    The magicandroidapps way works, but it causes problems in other ways.
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    Oh really? Well thanx for sharing that now!! :p j/k
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    I backed up all my apps through astro, even my paid apps. If I reinstall everything through astro, will I get market updates from everything except the paid apps, or do I need to re install everything through the market?
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    :huh:
    is there a complete step by step guide for a newbie like me?
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    Heres the step by step for newbies:
    1. DONT flash the sbf
    2. Re read #1

    Sorry guy, but that was an uninformed decesion I made on my part to do this, and it made a LOT of work for me, just to get back to where I started, If you really want to do it, I would read up here:
    Root Your Droid
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/ha...-phone-2-1-rom-o-c-mm-boot-animation-etc.html
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hacking-help/20687-complete-how.html
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hacking-help/10247-how-install-2-1-easy-way.html

    Read that information, understand that information, and dont be afraid to ask questions before you start.
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    There is nothing wrong with using the sbf file, but as we've already talked about, you do have to be aware of

    -what you're doing
    -what you need to do it
    -what you are going to get out of it

    The sbf file can be useful, but a majority of the situations won't require the average user to turn to the sbf for everyday use the way the developers are using it. A majority of problems people have can be covered with other options.

    I understand your upset with using the sbf file, it can be tough to waste hours and hours of time to feel like you've gotten nothing accomplished, but from what I remember you probably never needed to use it in the first place.

    You are very right, read, read, read. That is your biggest and best line of defense.

    Consider this: While modding these phones isn't difficult, perse, it's not intended use. If I were doing the same thing to my car, would I just walk out there and stick a new part in there without understanding all the repercussions of doing so? Nope.

    It is awesome though that you are willing to help someone with the information you've learned, that's the best way we continue to move forward in helping everyone :)